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June 22, 2020

Catlett man, 24, charged with eluding, brandishing

Prince William County police arrested Joshua Darren Welsh on Saturday night.
A 24-year-old Catlett man faces multiple charges after leading law enforcement officers on a chase in two counties and brandishing a weapon Saturday night, according to the Fauquier sheriff’s office.

Fauquier deputies received an alert from Prince William police about a “possible DUI vehicle” entering the county at 9:50 p.m. June 20, Sgt. James Hartman said.

“Prince William County Police reported attempting to stop the vehicle and it drove off,” Sgt. Hartman said.

The white Volkswagen two-door hatchback had license plates identifying the Fauquier owner.
Canvassing the area of Route 28 and Dumfries Road, deputies spotted the car.

“As deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, it drove west and east on Dumfries Road and then turned onto Greenwich Road and pulled into a driveway,” Sgt. Hartman said. “As deputies pulled into the driveway behind the vehicle, it backed up out of the driveway and drove through a ditch on Greenwich Road to go around a deputy’s cruiser. The vehicle turned east on Dumfries Road and then north on Catlett Road. 
“Deputies observed the driver of the vehicle waive a black handgun out of the window and sunroof during the pursuit.”

The car re-entered Prince William, where county police eventually arrested the driver.

County where Prince William Police took over control of

Fauquier deputies charged Joshua Darren Welsh, 24, of Catlett, a felony for eluding, a misdemeanor for reckless driving and a misdemeanor for brandishing a firearm, Sgt. Hartman said. 
Prince William Police reported finding a black BB gun in the vehicle. Mr. Welsh remained in the Prince William County jail on separate charges related to the pursuit. 
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Mark House · June 23, 2020 at 9:21 pm
Let me guess, he's a Democrat and NOT a Trump supporter. Sure he is!
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